Commitment That Endures
In 1955, our founder, Albert G. Van Metre, began a business endeavor that would evolve into a family of companies. His meticulous nature and uncompromising ideals set him apart from other local developers, and his name quickly became synonymous with quality and craftsmanship.
The company is founded by Albert G. Van Metre who partners with B.B. Wills to build the first Van Metre Homes in Burke, Virginia.
The company ventures into investment properties with the construction and delivery of Fairfax Square Apartments.
Van Metre takes on a management role at the Saratoga Shopping Center, built by Guy Beatty, and begins its commercial business.
In its first large scale philanthropy effort, Van Metre organizes the Hospice Cup regatta. Now an annual tradition, it is the nation’s largest charity sailing regatta.
Van Metre enters into a joint venture with Intercoastal Mortgage Company.
In gratitude for the excellent treatment his son received at Children’s Hospital, Van Metre CEO Rick Rabil launches the annual Van Metre 5-Mile Run, an event that has garnered millions of dollars for Children’s Hospital.
Van Metre forms a joint venture with Walker/Dominion Title LLC, marking the official founding of Van Metre Financial.
Raspberry Falls, the first of many award-winning Van Metre golf courses, opens just moments from Leesburg, Virginia.
Beau Van Metre and Alison Van Metre Paley establish the Van Metre Family Foundation, Inc. benefiting education, the arts, veterans, people living in poverty, and animal welfare.
Owners created the Van Metre Companies Foundation in order to assist local nonprofits focused on needy children and teens, the homeless, as well as local animal shelters.
Van Metre Design+Build is established to help homeowners enlarge and customize their Van Metre homes.
As a homegrown business, perpetuating our founder’s legacy of local giving is both our responsibility and our pride. Today, we support many of the same local charities that were so important to Albert G. Van Metre, including Capital Hospice, Children’s National Medical Center, and HomeAid.
In our second generation of family ownership, we are a truly local developer whose reputation is grounded in honesty, strength, and loyalty. For us, these are foundational ideals that make us who we are — both as individuals, and as a family.
The highest honors we receive come from the people who live in our homes and put down roots in our neighborhoods. But across the years, we’ve been fortunate to be recognized by numerous organizations and award programs for our expertise in planning, developing and establishing thriving communities in the region our family calls home.